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March 9, 1998 (25)
Najee Harris is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft and played college football at Alabama.
Harris’s career took off at the University of Alabama, where he played from 2017 to 2020 under head coach Nick Saban. Initially, he had limited carries as players like Damien Harris, Bo Scarbrough, and Josh Jacobs handled the main workload. However, by his senior year, he had become the starting running back for Alabama. His best game of the 2020 season was against Ole Miss, where he attempted 23 rushes for 206 rushing yards with five rushing touchdowns. Harris finished his college career as the all-time leader in rushing yards (3,843), total scrimmage yards (4,624), and touchdowns (57) for the Crimson Tide. He was a unanimous All-American and won the Doak Walker Award in 2020.
Throughout his career, Harris has collaborated with numerous individuals in the football world. He played alongside Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, and DeVonta Smith at Alabama. In the NFL, he’s teamed up with Ben Roethlisberger, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, and Diontae Johnson on the Steelers. Additionally, he’s faced off against notable players like Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, and Joe Burrow.
In terms of distinctions, Harris was selected in the first round with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his rookie season, he finished with 1,200 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, along with 74 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team and was selected as an alternate for the 2022 Pro Bowl, replacing Bengals running back Joe Mixon.